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Jacquelin in front at Volvo Golf Champions

Jacquelin in front at Volvo Golf Champions

DURBAN, South Africa, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Raphael Jacquelin birdied the final two holes Thursday and leads the European Tour's Volvo Golf Champions by one stroke in windy conditions in South Africa.

Kenny Perry edges Bernhard Langer in AT&T Championship playoff

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry carded a birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday, edging Bernhard Langer to claim the AT&T Championship.

Four others catch Kenny Perry atop AT&T Championship leaderboard

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Overnight leader Kenny Perry struggled to a 1-under 71 Saturday, falling into a five-way tie for first place after two rounds of the AT&T Championship.

Perry leads AT&T Championship

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry moved a step closer to winning the Champions Tour's season-long points race Friday by taking the first round lead at the AT&T Championship.

Wiebe grabs lead after one round of 3M Championship

BLAINE, Minn., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Newly crowned Senior British Open winner Mark Wiebe shot an 8-under 64 Friday to take the lead after the first round of the 3M Championship.

Scotland's Chris Doak leads Scottish Open

INVERNESS, Scotland, July 12 (UPI) -- Chris Doak Friday fired a second consecutive 6-under-par 66 in taking a one-stroke lead at the halfway point of the European Tour's Scottish Open.

Seven-way tie at the top of U.S. Senior Open

OMAHA, July 11 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry, fresh off his first Champions Tour major title, became part of a seven-way tie for the lead Thursday in the opening round of the U.S. Senior Open.

Huston leads Senior Players Championship

PITTSBURGH, June 27 (UPI) -- John Huston, a winner just once in his two years on the Champions Tour, seized the lead Thursday after one round of the Senior Players Championship.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 23, 2013.
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Montgomerie picked for golf Hall of Fame

Montgomerie picked for golf Hall of Fame

LONDON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Colin Montgomerie, who won 40 tournaments, and golf executive Ken Schofield are to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, it was announced in London.

Donald reclaims No. 1 with BMW win

SURREY, England, May 27 (UPI) -- Defending champion Luke Donald's four-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship Sunday enabled him to reclaim the world No. 1 ranking.
Love, Olazabal leading for 2012 Ryder

Love, Olazabal leading for 2012 Ryder

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Davis Love III and Jose Maria Olazabal are likely to be tapped as captains for their sides in the 2012 Ryder Cup, separate reports said.
Olazabal: Up for Ryder role if health OK

Olazabal: Up for Ryder role if health OK

NEWPORT, Wales, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Jose Maria Olazabal says he'd love to succeed Colin Montgomerie as Europe's Ryder Cup captain -- but only if his health allows.

Ryder Cup players won't be 'tweeting'

CARDIFF, Wales, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. and European Ryder Cup captains said Monday their players won't be using Twitter and social networking Web sites during this week's tournament.
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Colin Montgomerie
British golfer Colin Montgomerie tees off on the 15th hole in the third round at the British Open championship on the Old Course of St. Andrews on July 16, 2005. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born 23 June 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer, often referred to by one of his nicknames 'Monty'. He has had one of the finest careers in European Tour history, having won a record eight Order of Merit titles, including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999, and 31 European tour victories, placing him fourth on the all time list. He is renowned also for his superb Ryder Cup performances. Montgomerie also has the dubious distinction of being one of the most accomplished players never to have won a major championship, after finishing runner-up on five occasions. Nor has he won an official tournament on the U.S. PGA Tour, unlike several of his main European rivals. His career high world ranking is second.

Although Scottish by birth and ethnicity, he was raised in Yorkshire, England, where his father James was Managing Director of Fox's Biscuits. Montgomerie spent a number of years at the Ilkley Golf Club, where he was tutored by the past professional Bill Ferguson. He was educated at both Leeds Grammar School and Strathallan School, Perthshire. During his time in Leeds, he became a supporter of Leeds United, but still remains a loyal supporter of Glasgow Rangers. His father later became the secretary of Royal Troon Golf Club, one of Scotland's most famous clubs. Montgomerie became one of the first British golfers to go to a United States college, attending Houston Baptist University, where he played on the golf team and became its top player. In later years, many top young British golfers (including Graeme McDowell and Luke Donald) would follow Monty's path to United States universities.

He won three important Scottish amateur tournaments – the 1983 Scottish Youths Championship, the 1985 Scottish Stroke Play Championship, and the 1987 Scottish Amateur Championship. He also played for Scotland twice in the Eisenhower Trophy (1984 and 1986) and for Great Britain and Ireland in the Walker Cup twice (1985 and 1987).

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